Lucifer Fulci is the scary alter ego of the terrifyingly creative David Stashko. His love for horror and creative energy seemingly knows no bounds, and his most recent project cements his status as one of the genre's consistently interesting personalities.
With the release of Samhain before Halloween of 2012, Fulci has crafted another in a long line of spooky projects, from his days as the bassist/songwriter for punk legends Penis Flytrap right on through to his own ethereal and promising solo work.
This time around, Fulci, along with the like-minded artist Loren Gillespie III, has crafted a companion book to go with his musical effort. And both CD and book are very, very good indeed.
With tracks varying from the haunting "Autumn Ballad" to the ultra creepy metallic "Matoole", Samhain is the portrait of an artist at the top of his creative game...inspired, relevant and capturing the dark spirit of the Halloween season and the horror genre in general. This is focused stuff, creatively rippling with the moodiness of a chilly fall midnight.
The book serves as a perfect accomplice to the music; with Fulci's heady and affecting short stories, poetry and lyrics sprinkled with the excellent, relentless artwork of Gillespie. It's a complement that works extremely well.
The project can be ordered from http://www.luciferfulci.com, where you can also take a look at the other chilling Fulci offerings - genre inspired CDs and books that will make even the most hardcore horror fan content for hours of spectral entertainment.